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Π⁰ detection using the CHAOS spectrometer : a feasibility study Ambardar, Anthony R.


The CHAOS spectrometer has demonstrated its success in the study of physics involving charged pions. Extending the capabilities of the spectrometer to allow studies with neutral pions would expand the range of potential experiments and permit a greater understanding of the physics dealt with in the CHAOS collaboration's research. Since the spectrometer is sensitive only to charged particles, Π⁰'s must be detected via pair conversion of their decay γ's. In proceeding through the steps of a Π⁰ cross-section measurement, from the details of optimizing detection to aspects of analysis and normalizations, this thesis will help evaluate the suitability of CHAOS as a Π⁰ detector.

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